With an eye towards streamlining component-based application development, LBMS has introduced a multifaceted object-based client/server development package composed of an object management tool, a configuration manager, and an object repository.
Insight 1.0, available now at an introductory price of $345 a copy, is targeted at developers building client/server applications with popular front-end tools and databases.
"There's kind of a hole in our application-development tools inventory that Insight covers. It provides a large-scale repository that's targeted at component development and reuse. Other tools are not designed for large- scale component sharing, for team and almost-enterprise-level development," said Glenn Shimamoto, technical architect at Bankers Trust, in New York.
The Ole-based repository is suited for team development and component-based application creation because it combines management and design functions, according to LBMS officials.
"Our major thrust is to build an object management architecture, encompassing Insight and other tools, from small workgroup products to enterprise products. The most important thing is providing versioning and security for objects," said Alan Moore, Insight product marketing manager.
Insight provides object-definition capabilities and VisualLinks to show and describe links and dependencies among objects, Moore said. Insight includes ODBC database drivers, tuned initially for Microsoft's Access and SQL Server.
Insight 1.1, due in July, will add support for Visual C++. Version 1.1 will cost $795 per seat. Users of Insight 1.0 will be offered a free upgrade. Following the 1.1 release, LBMS will add support for PowerBuilder and a software development kit later in 1996. LBMS also plans Java support.
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